Our FAVE school holiday activities on the Gold Coast this spring

Short on ideas and time this spring? Fret not! We have done the hard work for busy parents this spring school holiday and picked out our favourite school holiday activities for kids on the Gold Coast. ↓


Gold Coast school holiday activities for energetic kids

If your kids are already bouncing off the walls on day one of the school holidays, head along to BOUNCE Gold Coast to burn off some steam. This epic playground is also hosting the After Dark end-of-term celebration on September 15. From 7 -10 pm, the lights go down, and the music starts pumping for 3 hours of uninterrupted freestyle fun.

If budgets are tight (ouch, yes, they are), there are over 100 free and low-cost activities at the KRANK School Holiday Program this spring. From outdoor sports to performing arts, there’s something for everyone aged 5 to 17 years.

Playing Basketball at Bounce


Gold Coast school holiday shows for kids

If you fancy taking in a show this spring, the Illusions Magic Show is sure to mesmerise the family. Get ready to see some of the world’s most impressive Las Vegas style magic and illusions with three-time international Merlin Award winner for ‘Illusionist of the Year’ and ‘Australian Entertainer of the Year’, master illusionist Matt Hollywood. See this incredible show at the Village Theatre on September 22nd, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.

Or for live music, see Australia’s incredible ARIA award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Xavier Rudd live at Wanderlust in a 75-minute FAMILY-FRIENDLY concert! This gig is on September 21st at 8:30 pm at Gold Coast Convention Centre.

Or if you need some time to run some errands, take advantage of free movies and minding at The Strand, Coolangatta. While you enjoy a well-deserved break, your little ones will be having a blast in a private movie screening, looked after by experienced and dedicated movie minders. Tickets are FREE, but booking is a must.

Illusions Magic Show


Something different for Gold Coast kids over the spring school holiday

Oh yes, your favourite mini-fest – KIDS TAKE OVER – is back, taking over HOTA these school holidays. With a program bursting indoors and out, Kids Take Over is packed with free and ticketed workshops, visual arts experiences, performances, and everything in between. The program runs from September 27th to October 1st.

Or, for something the whole family will love, head along to a school holiday session at Holoverse. This new hi-tech Entertainment Centre uses state-of-the-art holograms to create amazing experiences and adventures. Explore the prehistoric planet and the ancient dinosaurs that live there in “Dinosaur Adventure” or take a dive into the otherworldly ocean depths and swim with fishes in “Holographic Aquarium”!

Under the Sea at Holoverse Gold Coast

Talking of things that the family can do together, one place that is sure to keep everyone happy this school holiday is Level 1 at Paradise Centre! From axe throwing to escape rooms, the fun is cranked up to 11 this spring school holiday!

If you feel like a getaway (yes please!), Kingfisher Bay Resort has a fab offer on until the end of the year – which includes travel during the school holidays! Stay in a self-contained villa for three nights or more, and kids travel, stay & eat for free! This is your chance to escape to K’gari (formerly Fraser Island) and receive free ferry transfers, accommodation, breakfast and dinner for the kids.

School holiday camps to keep kids learning

If you want the kids to keep learning through the spring school holidays, Junior Engineers has your spring school holidays covered with a fabulous range of Survival Mode coding, robotics and creative classes right across the country.
These are held at various locations across the Gold Coast, so check the website for your nearest location. They offer online courses too! Even better, save 10% on all Junior Engineers sessions this spring using code KITCSURVIVAL10 at checkout!

Junior Engineers Spring School Holiday Program


By Angela Sutherland
After spending many years hustling stories on busy editorial desks around the world, Angela is now mum of two little ones and owner/editor at Kids on the Coast / Kids in the City. She is an atrocious cook and loves cutting shapes to 90s dance music. Angela is the editor of Kids on the Coast - a free family magazine whats on guide for Kids: things to do, school holiday fun and free activities for kids... Fun attractions, family food & travel, kids health & wellbeing, kids parties venues, parenting, pregnancy & babies, guide for parents. Servicing Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and beyond, Kids on the Coast is an online guide for parents with kids things to do with kids, schools and education and lifestyle news located on Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane, QLD.

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